Monday, 23 August, 2010
New approach for cancer medication discovered
TUM researchers demonstrate rocking movement in the anti-stress protein Hsp90
The protein Hsp90 plays a significant role in the survival of cells that are exposed to stress. Researchers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) uncovered this protein’s mode of operation some time ago – but now Hsp90 has surprised even the experts with an unexpected pattern of motion. The results are published in the current online issue of the renowned science journal PNAS and may help researchers discover specific cancer medication.